SFF x Switch 2020 Ep 2: Tech boom in the time of Covid-19 8:46 min Synopsis: The Business Times speaks with the Monetary Authority of Singapore's managing director Ravi Menon in a wide-ranging interview ahead of the annual Singapore Fintech Festival from Dec 7-11. This special edition will come with four exclusive podcasts for our listeners. Follow all our coverage of this year's festival at bt.sg/sffxswitch2020. In this second episode, BT's banking and finance editor Jamie Lee talks to Mr Menon about how financial technology unexpectedly grew in demand and provided new jobs amid a pandemic. A new demand for tech skills in the financial sector with up to 1,800 new jobs being offered through till July 2021 (2:03) Helping good, mature and mid-career professionals move into a new sector (3:40) How banks can better integrate foreign talent and locals (4:56) How financial institutions are encouraged to have a balanced foreign and local employee mix (6:45) Produced by: Jamie Lee and Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Adam Azlee Follow upcoming episodes with MAS managing director Ravi Menon on: ST & BT Podcasts channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stbtpodcasts https://bt.sg/moneyhacks https://bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: email@example.com --- Discover more niche podcast series by ST and BT below: Follow BT Money Hacks Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks Follow BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt Follow Health Check Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWaN Follow Green Pulse Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWaf Follow Asian Insider Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWa7 Follow Lunch With Sumiko Podcast on: https://str.sg/J6hQ Follow #PopVultures Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWad Follow Life Weekend Picks Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWa2 Follow #GameOfTwoHalves Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWRE Follow Bookmark This! Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWas Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.